Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: food, mugs

If you see it on the Internet it HAS to be true, right?!
Well, it sounds like there will be a new OREO cookie out there soon…
and I need to get my hands on them pronto!
A mystery flavor and a chance to win fifty-thousand dollars??? I’m in!

So here’s the challenge…
the first person to get a sealed package of Mystery OREO’s to me will win a FREE MUG!!!
You can ship them, deliver them, hand them off, bring them to class, drop them off in my studio… whatever. But whoever gets them to me first WINS!!! And “when I win” the big money prize, that same winner will get a LOT more than just that free mug!!! Bring it on!!!

Categories: mugs, process, production

Things are coming together nicely… handles attached… and we now have more MUGS!!!
Next up?… some accents need to be painted on with colored flashing slips.

Categories: mugs, process, production

Wedging clay, making “carrots” and pulling handles.
You know I LOVE making mugs… and tonight they’re all coming together.

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Categories: flowers

Good Morning Glory… rainy & wet, but still a good morning!

Categories: process, production, tools

Spinning. Trimming. Make my feet look so much better!
Gotta love that Giffin Grip!

Categories: artists, gallery

Don’t you just love getting free stuff in the mail?!
Especially when it’s a poster of great pottery pieces…
and yours just happens to be placed next to your buddy Steven Hill’s glazed teabowl.

Well, I’m extremely honored to have been chosen to have a teabowl in this year’s TEABOWL NATIONAL gallery show at the Bredin-Lee Gallery in Kansas City, Missouri. The TEABOWL NATIONAL 2017 show opens tomorrow with an Opening Reception from 5:00-9:00pm. You can also check-out the show to see all of the other teabowls online… click here to see all of the teabowls chosen by Juror Chandra Debuse.

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Categories: flowers, inspiration

Normal is boring. Be different. Be unique. Stand out from the crowd.
YOU GO CURLED ONE!!!!

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Categories: bike, special events

Here’s a question…
If I never really ramped UP my training, do I still get to taper DOWN?!

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Categories: bike, sunrise

As the sunrise continues to get later & later in the morning, my ride just seems to be getting darker & darker. More time riding in the darkness with some color finally showing towards the end of my ride. Today it was sun versus clouds blowing in. Guess who won.

 

Categories: food, holiday

Celebrating NATIONAL TACO DAY at Big Star in Wicker Park. My first time there.
Great fun, great food and keeping the “fun” in Queso Fundido!!! Muy bueno!!!

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